Mt. Marami

Mt. Marami is located in Maragodon, Cavite where you can see the grandeur view of Cavite. It is just my fourth time to hike and for me, this is one of the longest hike I’ve ever had. Many people is often compared it to Mt. Pico de Loro and they were like sisters daw, same features.

Just to add up some information, the name of the mountain is coined from the Tagalog term “marami” because the mountain is composed mainly of numerous gigantic rocks. The open trail of the mountain will lead you to experience the “Silyang Bato” which can be found on the summit.

Jump-off point: Sitio Bangkaan, Brgy. Talipusngo, Maragondon, Cavite
Alternate jumpoff: Brgy.Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite
LLA: 405 MASL (1,328 feet)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-3 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3

Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2007/09/mt-marami-405.html

Note: In Brgy. Talipusngo, you can bring your car to shorten your hike hours, don’t know in Brgy. Ramirez if you can also bring.

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Best Camera for Traveling: Sony Alpha A5000

Nowadays, traveling is what most people do. I know this line is kinda gasgas or you can see or read it many times on different social media sites “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I definitely AGREE! And even make it as good investment. Trying different cultures, food trip, do adventures, talk with the locals and learn everything from them can help you to come up with new ideas and to discover new information. There is a lot of information provided by your life experience as you travel around the world which is very relevant in your road to success.

But of course! Your travel would not be complete without taking amazing shots or videos about the trip, right? Photos and videos will serve as a remembrance for every travels your going to.

Wanna know what will be the best camera for travel?

Here is the Sony’s ALPHA A5000 Mirrorless Camera

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This camera would probably the best camera for travelers. With its size, features and an eye-catching style, that you would fall inlove.

This camera has 20.1 MP Exmor HD APS sensor which is incredible when it comes to detail and enlargements. BIONZ X Image Processor, Sony’s latest processing engine: truer color rendering, better noise reduction, and hyper-real detail via high-speed processing.

a5000 sizeIts size is way smaller than your smartphones which is really nice for traveling or doing adventures. I remember when I need to cover a documentation as I climb up to the mountains which took us about 3 or more hours to reached the mountain top. I used my DSLR and imagine how heavy and difficult it is to carry along, so with the Alpha A5000, it would be easier to shoot since it is very handy and lightweight. This camera is best known as the world’s lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera. And what most travelers, bloggers/vloggers, including you would totally love in this camera is that, it has a WiFi, so it is not difficult for you to transfer video and photos that you’re going to upload.

1389217832000_IMG_362614You can easily capture a selfie by just flipping up the LCD screen. This is the most useful part for those solo travelers. It records stunning high quality Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies.

This camera also features:

  • Soft Skin Effect –  it smoothes any wrinkles or dullness.
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter – ensures that faces look fantastic, with clear focusing and smiles captured at that perfect moment.
  • Auto Object Framing – this function crops your shot for maximum appeal—without marked loss of quality.

7_17Low light situations are not a problem. There is built-in pop-up flash in a compact camera. Compact Power Zoom 16-50 mm kit lens, a convenient zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one-handed operation and smooth zooming even when shooting self-portraits, bringing compact camera convenience to the realm of interchangeable-lens models.

The following are some of the camera features:

  • Battery Life: take up to 420 shots on a single charge.
  • Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject.
  • Scene Selection:  Type of scene you can shoot are the following: nine Scene Selection modes, including Portrait, Sports Action, and Macro.
  • Manual Shooting: four modes (P/A/S/M) make it easy to enjoy the creative.
  • Anti-Motion Blur
  • DRO (D-Range Optimizer)
  • Sweep Panorama

To learn more about the ALPHA A5000, visit: http://www.sony.com.ph/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-5000-kit/specifications#specifications

Yugatech’s Website: http://www.yugatech.com/

Sony Philippines’s Website: http://www.sony.com.ph/

Some Tips of Using Your Fujifilm Instax (Plus! Camera Drama)

I’ve been using my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 for a year already. I never encounter any problems while using it until New Years Eve came. All of a sudden, I wasn’t able to capture my New Years Eve with my family using my Instax. Came to a point that I keep on telling myself of never getting another camera from Fujifilm. But, I do love Fujifilm! Their cameras were all excellent. I won’t stop myself of buying another camera from them.

Fast Forward, here’s the drama. I was about to take a picture with the wine glass and my film didn’t comes out. I was trying to click it again, even the number of the film doesn’t count down. The red light on my viewfinder stays on. And the orange light (lamp light for the lenses) opened up including hi-key, indoor, cloudy effect, everything lighted up and then for a couple of minutes they all shut down. So what I decided is to contact Fujifilm on Facebook and E-mail. Since, it was January 1 and their office will operate pa by January 3. I’ve waited for their response and luckily, they helped me to resolve it by just changing my batteries. Drama Ended.

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So I decided to share some tips of using Fujifilm Instax:

  1. Use rechargeable batteries instead of alkaline batteries. Girl from Fujifilm PH told me that it is preferred to use the rechargeable batteries on Instax. You don’t need to throw after your done with it. Not only it would lessen garbage but it would also help us to save up money. (Ayan! More of Environmental and Financial Aspect yan. Hahaha)
  2. If you’re using Alkaline batteries, just remove it while the camera is not in use.
  3. Always check the camera batteries. Camera’s batteries might be drained. Make sure that there are 2xAA batteries that are fully charged and in the correct orientation within the battery compartment.
  4. Use the lens release switch to extend the lens. The lens unit might be stuck so make sure there is an opening through the lens when viewed from behind.
  5. Once the film is removed, release the shutter to determine if the roller is functioning properly.
  6. Keep the processing rollers in the camera and film holder clean. inspect and clean rollers regularly.

For Capturing Beautiful Instax Photos:

  1. Use Natural Light. Actually it depends on the time of day you shoot, natural light can help you create a wonderful image. Taking your instax outdoors will help you compose beautiful photos.
  2. Angle. Taking a picture from a different angle than usual gives your picture a cool effect.
  3. Use Neutral Backgrounds.  Try plain white wall it is usually the preferred spot for a portrait shoot.

 

If you encounter any problems with your Instax or any cameras of Fujifilm. Get in contact with them for repair. Call the Service Center at 570-2695 local 415 or 0920-9744138. Or email them at camera.services.ph@fujifilm.com or Send your camera to their Service Center at:  FUJIFILM Philippines Inc. 30th Floor, Joy-Nostalg Center, Pasig City 1600, Philippines. For those people who lives outside the Philippines, visit FUJIFILM Global for more information.

Things You Can Do In Boracay

Whenever some people think of a vacation trip in the Philippines, the first destination that most likely comes to mind is Boracay, because of its white sand beaches! Undoubtedly, Boracay remains one of the most popular beach destinations in the country.

I know some here wondering what you can do for fun in BORA? Well, here are some list of activities in Boracay that you can do.

1. Island Hoping

Visit different islands that surround Boracay. We hired a boat for 4-hour tour because we don’t have ample time and we want to try different activities around the island and decided that it wouldn’t consume too much time but anyway, you can still enjoy it and even have enough time to snorkel.

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2. Parasailing

I highly recommend this! The feeling is like your a drone! Hahaha. You can capture the entire island. Don’t get afraid for a single rope. Just enjoy! Relax. Feel the air. Naks! 

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Before we try parasailing like everything was ready! Including the harness. Hahaha

How to book parasailing in Boracay: Visit the office of Diamond Watersports at Station 1 (just beside Milky’s Dive Center), or contact +63 36 288 6621 or +63 36 288 6681

3. Paraw

Best to do this during sunset! Enjoy the waves and let the wind take you around the island.

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4. Try ATV and Race Kart

By the way, in using ATV and Race Kart you must be 18 years old and above. Before riding this vehicle there’s a brief orientation, some rules that need to be discussed including the speed limit. First question that they’ll ask is: “Do you drive?” or “Can you drive?” Oops! Just say YES. And enjoy the ride HAHAHA (not a great idea at all but that’s what I did).

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Before heading to the mountain using an ATV, you need to pass the driving test otherwise, you’ll use the buggy car. For the drive test, you can see here in the picture of a mini track that you need to finish 2 laps. And if you did a great performance and pass-through those curvy part. You Passed! Well, It’s really difficult to control in curvy roads but you can manage it ‘tho.

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For more information, just visit Happy Dreamland 🙂

5. Enjoy Sunrise, Sunset and the View

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Pose para sa blog and as the 20-peso bill endorser.  P.S. Sorry, low quality for the photo 😥

Here are some photos in our trip

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Shades from ColorManila. I super love this shades no one could ever stop me from loving it! Joke Hahahaha P.S. We’re included in the picture. Hiiiii!

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Pabebe Pose for the blog! Hahaha this was September 30 pa and don’t have time to post so medyo throwback ‘to.

GUYS! You can also watch our video by clicking this link https://youtu.be/Q3DW97oL4S8 (Sobrang waley nung editing. Hahaha!)

Thank you so much for your time reading this! Hope you like it. If you have any suggestions or inquiries about the trip. Feel free to comment on comment’s box below or click contact (on the upper part of my blog).

Windmill in Rizal

So yeah! You don’t actually need to go to Bangui Ilocos because there’s already a wind farm in Pililla, Rizal. (I know I’m kinda too late to announce it. Hahaha) Same company which operates Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte and here in Rizal. Before nung nakikita ko pa siya when we’re going to Laguna, maunti pa lang yung windmill nila but now, sobrang dami na rin. (Oops! Didn’t know the exact number kung ilan)

Here are some photos we took on our trip

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A wonderful view while on our way to Pilillia Wind Farm

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Wala lang. I just find the tree pretty cute!

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OVER SA DAMI NG MOTORS AND SASAKYAN

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By the way, there is no entrance fee. There are food stores and souvenir shops na you can find inside the farm (syempre hindi sa loob ng windmill. Hahaha).

Getting there naman you can see the view of Laguna Lake and the towns of Laguna and Rizal and mga bundok bundok everywhere.

So yan na lang muna! It’s really difficult to blog kapag tumigil ka for years. Grabe! First thing, wala kang maisip for intro. so ang kinalabasan naging sabaw sabaw all my thoughts (woah baka nga may thoughts Hahaha!). Second, ganun na rin sa caption ng photo. Lol! Halatang hindi na pinag-isipan. Hayyyy!

(P.S. about my photos, walang edit na ganap diyan, mare! Walang photo grading na nangyari. I’m just a PRO lang jk! But, I used dambuhalang camera, Canon 600D. (Yes, Canon please sponsor me. Choz)